Sergio Aguero brain-freeze as he grabs Sian Massey-Ellis
Any physical contact with match officials should result in a yellow or red card.
Only Sergio Aguero could tell you what was going through his head when he grabbed the shoulder of lineswoman Sian Massey-Ellis during Manchester City's league encounter with Arsenal. In all likelihood, it was more like a brain-freeze.
The Argentine was contesting a throw-in near the end of a first half that City edged, and were leading 1-0.
Massey-Ellis awarded the throw to Arsenal and Aguero was not best pleased. After remonstrating with the match official, Aguero foolishly reached out and grabbed her shoulder.
Massey-Ellis was not allowing such an over-stepping of the mark to stand and shrugged away Aguero's arm as the game continued. She opted not to bring the incident to the attention to match referee Chris Kavanagh.
Had Massey-Ellis done so, or had Kavanagh witnessed the incident, Aguero would have surely been cautioned for his actions. Any physical contact with match officials by a player should result in a yellow or red card, depending on its' severity.
— Rob O'Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) October 17, 2020
City hot the front in the first half through a Raheem Sterling goal, with Bukayo Saka having Arsenal's best effort brilliantly saved by Ederson.